Spoto Family Wines, an ultra-boutique winery, produces less than 500 cases of premier wines from the Napa Valley. It is exclusively run by three generations of Spotos.
Spoto Family Wines may be found at many high-end restaurants and wine shops primarily in California, but the wines are also available on a national platform.
STUART SPOTO - WINEMAKER
The Spoto Family has been hand-crafting wines for over 30 years. Stuart Spoto, a 2nd generation wine maker, learned how to make wine from his father, Henry Spoto Jr., who was featured in Wine Spectator Magazine for his award-winning wines. This family collaboration has greatly influenced Stuart to create his ultra-boutique winery and to perfect his Oakville Cabernets and Bordeaux-style blends. Stuart’s received his degree from the University of California at Davis in Chemical & Civil Engineering. He has also acquired an extensive knowledge in the art of winemaking by working closely with the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis.
Stuart’s entire family is involved in the winery. Christy, his wife of 30+ years, assists in every aspect of winemaking from bottling to marketing. She manages the wine club, as well as coordinates all social events. Ari, Stuart’s eldest daughter, got her degree in Wine & Viticulture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and assists with the wine making at Spoto Family Wines when she is not traveling the world making wine in Australia, Argentina, South Africa and beyond. Alexi, Stuart's youngest daughter, challenges Stuart technically (due to her recent degree in Biochemistry from UC San Diego) while currently handling all the social media and newsletter communications. She provides information on wine offerings and sends updates on all the events that are taking place at the winery. Even Stuart’s parents, who are in their 80’s, assist whenever possible with everything from production to blending.
Spoto Family Wines is a family business dedicated to producing the finest small-production, high quality Oakville wines.
"Family, friends, food and red wine are key ingredients to a happy life" - Stuart Spoto